Category Archives: Children’s and Youth Work

Christmas video 21: The Nativity in Sand

The Bible Society produced this video of sand artist Gert van der Vijver retelling the story of the Nativity in sand.  This is a great thing to watch in an all-age service:  

Christmas video 20: The Scale and Morgan Freeman

This video, ‘The Scale’ is narrated by Morgan Freeman.  ‘The Scale’ leaves you wondering all the way through what he is talking about.  Only at the end to you get it, and yes it is very clever.  But more than that it is challenging and thought provoking too:    

Best children’s Christmas story book

One of my favourite resources for the Christmas season is Jesus’ Christmas Party by Nicholas Allan. Nicholas Allan writes and illustrates the nativity through the eyes of a grumpy inn keeper who is unexpectedly at the centre of Jesus’ birth.  The story follows him as he is woken up repeatedly by Mary and Joseph and guests visiting the […]

Christmas video 19: classy Christmas flashmob

Start your day the right way, with this video of what’s possibly the world’s classiest flash mob.  Members of the United States Air Force Band wore disguises to the National Air and Space Museum, and then with no announcement, slowly began coming out of the crowd to perform a collection of Christmas classics, culminating with an […]

If Father Christmas was a woman, could she get the job done?

When the Anomaly marketing agency asked these children, “If Santa Claus was a woman, could she do the job?” they gave some brilliant answers. Via Design Taxi

Christmas video 18: Consider by Koko

I love the work of Koko, and this video is well worth showing to the youth group:  

What Joey Essex teaches us about Christmas

Heat Magazine: Will you put a nativity scene under the tree? Joey Essex: What does that mean? Heat: You know what a nativity scene is, surely… Joey: An activity screen? Is it a box you put presents in Heat: You know, when Jesus was born… Joey: Oh! The hay round the bottom of the Christmas […]

Our Greatest Christmas Hope

Nancy Guthrie: Our great hope is not just going to heaven when we die, though that is so wondrously good. But God has much grander plans. Our great hope is that Christ will come again, not as a helpless baby in a manger, but as a magnificent king on a throne—a king who will be […]

Christmas Video 17: Joseph speaks – Christmas spoken word

Dai Woolridge has produced some brilliant spoken word videos – Joseph Speaks is a great one to use with your church or youth group for Christmas:

Christmas Health & Safety

Christmas Health and Safety reminder:   There is some official concern at the intentions expressed in public songs.   Please be advised that all employees planning to dash-through-the-snow-in-a-one-horse-open-sleigh, going over-the-fields-and-laughing-all-the-way are required to undergo a Risk Assessment addressing the safety of open sleighs.   The assessment must also consider whether it is appropriate to use […]

What children want for Christmas: a Dad

When it comes to Christmas, it might be safe to assume children will ask Santa for an extensive list of toys, games and treats.  But a survery of their typical lists for Father Christmas has shown many have more serious concerns, requesting “a dad” instead. A study of 2,000 British parents found most children will put […]

Christmas video 16: Shepherds, Wise Men and baby Jesus spoken word

Miriam Swaffield wrote these spoken word videos about the shepherds, the wise men and baby Jesus. They are brilliant, we’ve used them with our 11-14 year olds who’ve loved them. Fusion have recorded them and made them available for FREE download here – you might want to use them in your services or youth events you’ve got […]